NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA JACKSON COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 22 CVS 254 COUNTY OF JACKSON, a North Carolina Body Politic, Plaintiff,v. LINDA J. FLUCAS and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA J. FLUCAS; JAMES RICHARD JOHNSON and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES RICHARD JOHNSON; JOSHUA MICHAEL JOHNSON and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSHUA MICHAEL JOHNSON; and any other UNKNOWN, MINOR, OR INCOMPETENT HEIR(S) OR OWNER(S), by and through their Guardian Ad Litem, JONATHAN C. MATTOX; Defendants. TO: THE UNKNOWN, MINOR, OR INCOMPETENT HEIR(S) OF JAMES RICHARD JOHNSON OR OWNER(S): TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is to collect taxes due and owing the County of Jackson on that certain land listed for taxation in the name of James R. Johnson, by the County of Jackson, a certain parcel or tract of land in Sylva Rural Township, Jackson County, containing 2.13 acres more or less, bearing parcel identification number 7643-80-4238 and more particularly described as follows: BEING the same lands described as "Lot 1" as shown on that certain plat, recorded in Plat Cabinet 15, Slide 929, Jackson County Public Registry, to which reference is hereby specifically made. ALSO BEING the land described in and conveyed by General Warranty Deed from Johnny R. Maney and wife, Pauline W. Maney to James R. Johnson recorded on October 7, 2010 in Book 1867 Page 673, Jackson County Public Registry, to which reference is hereby specifically made. Together with and subject to all easements, rights-of-way, covenants, restrictions, and reservations of record. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than forty (40) days after May 26, 2022 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought. This the 26th day of May, 2022. Kelly Langteau-Ball RIDENOUR & GOSS, P.A. P.O. Box 965 Sylva, NC 28779 12-14e.